How To Organize Homework!

Ryan Roy on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Majors & Minors, Student Life

It’s week six which means we’re almost halfway through the first semester! This also means that a lot of us are starting to feel a little overwhelmed with our workload, but never fear! I have some amazing tips to help you organize your homework and projects!

The number one most helpful thing that I use is my whiteboard. You can write down your to-do list for that week (or even day) as well as any due dates for the week that you may have. I tend to use checklists since I get an immense feeling of satisfaction from checking all those boxes. It’s also incredibly helpful to save a corner of your whiteboard and write down any upcoming events you have this month. It helps you plan ahead and clear your mind.

Color code your folders for each class. This might sound lame but I color code my folders for each class depending on how I feel about the class. Personally, math isn’t my favorite subject so my folder for math is red which is my least favorite color. My Psychology folder is an Avengers folder (I know it’s not a color but hey, they’re awesome alright?) because I love my Psychology class almost as much as I love the Avengers. I also have a green folder for one of my other classes because I happen to enjoy that class and green is my favorite color. This way when I’m packing my backpack for each day, it’s easy to know which folders I need.

Have a separate notebook for each class. If you have a 3-5 subject notebook, you should save them and use them for related classes. For example, I have a 3 subject notebook that I use for my T/TH classes which are Intro to Interpreting, Oppression in the Lives of Deaf People, and Linguistics of ASL. All of these classes are related and I only need to bring one notebook with me on those days. This will be especially helpful if you need to take notes while studying or doing an assigned reading and you can take notes while you do the assignment.

If you have group projects like, make a poll for availability. Trust me, it can be difficult to schedule around everyone’s personal schedule. The easiest way to make plans for group project meetings is to take a poll and find the times that work for everyone. It’s simple and it will save you a lot of time. Start your group project as quickly as you can. Once it’s started, you’ll be able to figure out how many more times you’ll need to meet and can plan accordingly.

Finally, get a planner. It might sound like something your mom might do but it’s actually really helpful! It keeps your mind organized and throughout the week if you get confused about a due date or an assignment, you can check your planner to make sure you know what’s going on!